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Parking restrictions proposed for Stone streets

Staffordshire County Council are proposing to introduce parking restrictions to combat inappropriate parking around some Stone streets

A County Councillor and local residents have raised concerns regarding inconsiderate and dangerous parking around many junctions in Stone.

The streets are listed below and the hope is that these new measures will improve the safety of road users and pedestrians whilst also allowing traffic to flow more freely.

There has also been reported issues about a lack of visitor parking at Stonefield Park, to address this there is a plan to introduce limited parking in certain areas to increase the turnover of parked vehicles during the day.

Prohibition of waiting at any time:

Plan 1

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Old Road west side – From a point approximately 12 metres north of the centreline of the junction with Albert Street in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres

Old Road west side – From a point approximately 12 metres north of the centreline of the junction with Arthur Street in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres

Old Road west side – From a point approximately 12 metres north of the centreline of the junction with Mount Street in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres

Old Road east side – From the end of the current double yellow line restrictions in a northerly direction for a distance of 22 metres

Albert Street both sides – From the junction with Old road in a westerly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres

Arthur Street both sides – From the junction with Old road in a westerly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres

Plan 3

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 Alma Street both sides – From the junction with Kings Avenue/ Tunley Street in a south westerly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres

Alma Street both sides – From the junction with Station Road in a north easterly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres

Kings Avenue/ Tunley Street – From a point approximately 17 metres south east of the centre line of Alma Street in a north westerly direction for a distance of approximately 33 metres

Station Road east side- From a point approximately 12 metres south of the centre line of Alma Street in a northerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres

Station Road west side – From a point approximately 14 metres south of the centre line of Trinity Drive in a northerly direction for a distance of approximately 27 metres

Trinity Drive both sides – From the junction with Station Road in a westerly direction for a distance of approximately 10 metres

Limited Waiting 2 hour no return 2 hours Monday to Friday 8am to 6 pm

Old Road west side – From terminal point of the current no waiting at any time restrictions in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 18 metres

Revoke no waiting at any time restrictions

Plan 2

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Old Road west side – From terminal point of the current no waiting at any time restrictions in a southerly direction for a distance of approximately 18 metres

Mount Street north side – From a point approximately 23 metres from the junction with Old Road in a westerly direction for approximately 12 metres

Revoke no waiting Mon-Fri 8:30am -9:30am and 3pm- 4:30pm

 Station Road east side- From a point approximately 12 metres south of the centre line of Alma Street in a northerly direction for a distance of approximately 25 metres

Stone Town Council have to respond to the County Council’s consultation by the 17th March 2017, if you’d like to provide feedback to the consultation please contact the ward Councillors who are collating residents feedback:

Rob Kenney –  robert.kenney@ntlworld.com

Ian Fordham – iandfordham@yahoo.co.uk

Phil Leason – p.leason@btinternet.com

8 comments

  1. Why not utilise some green space that is not particularly used for anything,e.g.on Old Road? Surely people would not be averse to a small annual fee?

  2. Stonefield resident

    Punitive double yellows on the residential back streets of Stone, whilst offering little or no alternatives to park-ridiculous!! Many other more viable options available, IF there is indeed an issue; single yellows, residents permits, one way system etc, rather than penalise us residents who can’t even park anywhere near our own houses as it is due to thoughtless station parkers, commercial vehicles and school parents!
    I echo Andrew’s comments, leave well alone or listen to the views of those that actually live here!!

  3. I guess this wont solve the problem but just push it elsewhere, another scheme that might work is residents permits.

    I am surprised the council have not already introduced such a scheme as it would be a nice little earner for them, but you would have to employ someone to enforce the scheme and check the permits.

  4. The issue with increasing double yellowing of residential streets is it pushes those who live there in the words of SCC ‘to park somewhere else’ but where ?. Personally I draw the line at parking my car on Christchurch Way car park and paying when shoppers and people working in town park outside my house for free. The real issue is the increasing amount of traffic using residential streets to avoid the tailbacks caused by the idiotic lane priority on Christchurch Way

  5. Trinity Drive is fast becoming a car park for non residents. Footpaths are blocked and cars parked on the corners make exiting extremely difficult due to non sighting of passing traffic.
    Double yellows on the corners are a minimum requirement. Cars parked in this way are contrary to road traffic stipulations, as per the highway code and should and would have been ticketed in earlier times. Parked cars in and around this area of Stone often make progress nigh on impassable at times, particularly Kings Ave where cars on both sides leave insufficient room for larger or emergency service vehicles to pass. I have often been prevented from turning in at the longton rd end, due to any space to proceed.

  6. Well said Andrew : The key for for SCC is traffic flowing more freely : It will push Alma Street residents to park somewhere else and have they been consulted. The only through traffic on Alma St is parents taking their children to Dominics School. It won’t improve road safety if through traffic is encouraged to drive faster which it will !

  7. Are these really necessary? Yes, cars do park on the corners of Alma Street and Trinity Drive, but is it a problem? Have there been any accidents caused by this? There are a lot of terraced houses that have car owners so where do they park? Restrictions in front of the school reduce space available.

    Quote: ‘the hope is that these new measures will improve the safety of road users and pedestrians whilst also allowing traffic to flow more freely.’ Should the needs of those passing through be more important than those residing there? The tiny volumes of traffic flow fine, including the regular Warburton lorries. We managed ok with the sewer works that went on for month after month.

    Leave well alone. Looks like a solution looking for a problem. Do we want more restrictions that make life more difficult for local residents?

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